Maria Bernal developed her international eye for snapshottery over three decades and continents, swiftly earning the 2009 and 2010 Photographer of the Year awards from the Austin Professional Photographers Association after establishing her studio after she moved to Texas in 2007. Specializing in domestic depictions of infants, children, families, and more, she and her expert staff capture relations just as they should be remembered: well-groomed and organized by height. The camera crew's 30-to-40-minute scenic family portrait sessions deftly capture their subjects' personalities, and the infant images provide adorably embarrassing blackmail fodder for tween years to come.
Nestled within a gym, Castle Hill’s soothing day spa treats hard-grinning faces to pampering 60-minute sessions. Guests can choose their own opulent adventure from four organic specialty treatments suited to a wide range of skin types and persuasions. Those with excess oil may opt for the purifying facial to treat breakouts, while the dry of dermis can choose the hydrating facial, packing the watery punch of bobbing for apples without the cumbersome process of peeling fruit with your teeth. The rejuvenating session incorporates a wine and grape or berry mask to firm skin while boosting glow. Treat unique dermal conditions with the soothing option, which placates overly sensitive skin with a spiced apple or plum mask and a plethora of post-facial compliments.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.